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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Christmas Comes Early for Teachers’ Unions With No Child Left Behind Rewrite
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 3097 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The Every Student Succeeds Act passed the Senate by a margin of 85 – 12 and in the U.S. House by a vote of 359-64 in late November (this included every Democrat who voted in both the House and Senate)....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
HSTA Launches Push for 25% GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 3125 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

The bill will be introduced during the upcoming 2016 legislative session....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Robotics championship to qualify Hawaii teams for World event
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2345 Views :: Education K-12

...held Dec. 12, 2015 at the Pearl City High School cafeteria, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Teacher Quality? Hawaii Scores D+
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 2842 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year’s report measures state progress against a set of 32 policy goals....

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Auditor: More Charter Schools Could Face Financial Collapse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:57 AM :: 2786 Views :: Education K-12

"We ... examined a number of active charter schools whose financial data were similar to Hālau Lōkahi’s.'

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Friday, November 20, 2015
College and Career Readiness—How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 3924 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...how high school graduates are prepared to meet the HIDOE’s Strategic Plan Goal that all students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship....

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Federal Intervention in Schools Looks to Remain in Force Through Possible No Child Left Behind Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:06 PM :: 2202 Views :: Education K-12

House and Senate proposals to rewrite No Child Left Behind are set to head into conference early next week....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Feds: Race to the Top Empowers Hawaii to Transform Education
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2701 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Fundamental Change: Innovation in America's Schools under Race to the Top....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 2837 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Does Central Control of our Schools Produce Bad Policy?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 1648 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii has earned an overall grade of C- for school policy, down from a grade of C in 2000....

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
DoE: Hawaii is ahead of President’s call to reduce testing in schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2361 Views :: Education K-12

"We made significant changes to reduce the amount of testing in our schools this year," stated Superintendent Matayoshi....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Study: Mixed Results from Pre-K Program
By NCPA @ 4:14 PM :: 2178 Views :: Education K-12

...by the end of first grade, the achievement scores for both groups were again equal and by third grade the scores of children who participated in the pre-K program were lower than those who had not....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hawaii NAEP: Student Proficiency Drops Sharply
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 2141 Views :: Education K-12

“Compared with NAEP, Smarter Balanced more directly measures what we expect our students to know and be able to do...."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Strive HI Test Results--How Did your School Do?
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 3335 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This annual report provides a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Keeping Track of Sex-Ed in DoE Classrooms
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:05 PM :: 3489 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The new policy also requires that a description of the curriculum used by the school to be made available to parents before instruction starts....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega May Try Congress By Proxy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 3299 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Faleomavaega's sister, Vaitunasa Salu Hunkin-Finau is prepared to make a bid to return the office to family hands....

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Students at 37 Hawaii public high schools earn Advanced Placement Awards
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1970 Views :: Education K-12

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Hawaii public school enrollment dips
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2084 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...total enrollment for school year 2015-16 is 180,409, compared with 180,895 in school year 2014-15, and 185,273 the year before that....

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Friday, October 09, 2015
Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 2966 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...and Fitch expects them to remain so. This largely reflects the state's direct responsibility for many functions delegated to local governments in other states, particularly K-12 education....

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Monday, October 05, 2015
NBC News Pumps Petition to Strip McKinley HS of Name
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 3477 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...NBC News has seen fit to call attention to an obscure MoveOn.org petition seeking to change the name of President William McKinley High School in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Hawaii DoE Pledges to 'Reset Career Education'
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2267 Views :: Education K-12

...adding rigor and value to programs preparing high school graduates for high-skilled, high-demand jobs....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Study: Hawaii Is the 6th Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 PM :: 2715 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics, ranging from average starting salary to unemployment rate to the projected number of teachers per student by 2022....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
DoE Releases First Common Core Test Results
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2919 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The results show that 48 percent meet or exceed the achievement standard in ELA. In math, 41 percent of students tested meet or exceed achievement standards....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sexually Active High Schoolers Without Birth Control—Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 3090 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey data ....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
DoE Outlines Heat abatement program at public schools
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 3018 Views :: Education K-12

There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to reducing heat in schools, but there is a process....

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Monday, September 07, 2015
Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 3375 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

It should thwart DOE attempts to yank students out of private placements while hearings are in progress....

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2198 Views :: Education K-12

Matayoshi received the same performance rating last year....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3002 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 3724 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
ACT: Hawaii Scores Lowest in USA, Again
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4986 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...ACT score in Hawaii are still the lowest in the USA....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Hope Street: New Teacher Leadership Growth in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 2871 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Last year, in a state-wide data collection in collaboration with the HIDOE and HSTA, fellows sought teacher input around the implementation of the Hawai'i Common Core Standards....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Sex Ed: Hawaii School Board decision is concerning
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 3422 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

Students in Hawaii will be subject to sex-ed classes with an emphasis on pregnancy prevention rather than abstinence, whether they or their parents like it or not....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Six DoE Sex Education Curricula Reviewed
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:46 PM :: 3377 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

...six available options for teaching sex education to middle school students....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Hawaii DoE to request School Improvement Grant Waiver
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1962 Views :: Education K-12

...SIG grants enable eligible schools in Hawaii to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a Strive HI Priority status school....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
CDC Report Claims Hawaii Schools' Early Starting Time Makes Kids Fat Drunks
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 2688 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The percentage of schools with 8:30 a.m. or later start times varied greatly by state, ranging from 0% in Hawaii....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
Illegal Lobbying by Planned Parenthood behind New Sex Ed Program?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:30 AM :: 4524 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Life

...asking the IRS to investigate allegations of lobbying the State Legislature in order to gain valuable curriculum development contracts....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
First Day Back at School--Parents Greeted by Letter from Matayoshi
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 2097 Views :: Education K-12

Follow our journey this year on our website and via social media — #ProudtoServeKeiki....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Democrats for Education Reform: 'Power to the Local School'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:38 PM :: 2914 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12

...working to reform the public education system....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Will Hawaii Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs Boost Baby Parts Business?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 AM :: 3162 Views :: Education K-12, Life

...Conflict of interest....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
School Safety: Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 3711 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... 2015's States with the Best & Worst School Systems ....

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
DoE Fined $1.1M for Illegal Dumping
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 3253 Views :: Education K-12, Environment

...the transported soil was contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, and mercury....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Strange News: DoE Builds School on Time, Under Budget
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2458 Views :: Education K-12

...design-build has a single point of responsibility....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3168 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Ige Appoints Moriguchi Director of Early Learning
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 2170 Views :: Education K-12

Moriguchi was born and raised on O‘ahu and has worked in education for more than 15 years. She has served as an educational specialist at the state Department of Education....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Ige Appoints Mizumoto Chair of BoE
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 2149 Views :: Education K-12

Mizumoto is CEO of Central Pacific Bank....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
HS Sports: Hawaii 2nd Lowest Gender Gap
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2628 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii only 4.7% of high schools have a 10%+ gender equity gap in sports....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Feds Extend Hawaii NCLB Waiver
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2358 Views :: Education K-12

"The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has aligned its reform efforts and internal systems and processes to leverage progress toward outcomes...."

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
BoE Appoints New Superintendents
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 3601 Views :: Education K-12

...new leaders are appointed to key state offices....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sex Ed? Board of Ed Says 'Trust Us'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 PM :: 2996 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the Board itself failed to properly disclose that the “opt-out” policy was once again being considered....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Meet the Gay Activist in Charge of Federal 'Safe Schools' Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 3153 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)....

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